As The CW’s Arrowverse continues to grow and add more heroes to its roster, The Flash has taken things a step further by referencing the Justice League.
Back in the day, the Justice League was my Arrowverse. Kids back then had Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and of course Justice League, eventually followed up by Justice League: Unlimited. These series were monuments of superhero storytelling back then and now, The CW is able to deliver these adventures in the world of live-action. Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl have been making huge waves on TV for years and if the new episode of The Flash is any indication, we may be seeing the League appear on the small screen once again.
The Justice League name and heroes have been referenced throughout the years of the Arrowverse but last night’s episode of The Flash officially set up that somewhere down the line, the Arrowverse gets its own League. In the episode, Barry Allen and his friends are trying to figure out a way to take down Cicada (Chris Klein), the big-baddie for the Scarlet Speedster’s fifth season. While doing so, Nora Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy), a.k.a. XS, warns Team Flash of what Cicada is capable of achieving in the future. Specifically, XS gives this warning.
“Supergirl, the Legends, even the League tried.”
That’s right, she actually said that somewhere in the future not only does the Justice League exist, but they clash with Cicada and apparently fail to stop him. This is a great way to set up Cicada as a truly menacing villain, as opposed to just being scary because he can run faster than everyone else. This isn’t exactly an announcement of the new Justice League series, but this reference plus the upcoming introduction of Batwoman bring fans one step closer to possibly seeing the League return to the small screen.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding The Flash as soon as more information becomes available. What did you think of the latest episode? Would you like to see Flash ad friends team-up alongside the Justice League on The CW? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen.
The Flash season 5 premieres on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.